Over 11.4m plastic pieces recycled in Ireland since Repak's Team Green
Team Green, powered by Repak, was founded to support Ireland in achieving its new recycling targets which have been set by the European Commission. Ireland needs to increase its plastic recycling by almost double to achieve these new targets. If everyone in Ireland recycled an extra 2 litre milk bottle a week, it would generate an additional 9,492 tonnes of plastic recycling, enough to fill almost a quarter of the Aviva Stadium.
They say that when it comes to working together, teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success. Perhaps there has never been a truer word spoken about recycling, as according to new data released by Repak, an additional 11 million more pieces of plastic have been recycled by the Irish public since the not for profit recycling scheme launched Team Green.
To date, almost 3,000 individuals have pledged their support to Team Green. Ireland currently recycles 33% of all plastics, higher than most EU countries, but that figure needs to raise to 55% by 2030 to meet EU targets. While Ireland is one of the most successful countries for packaging recycling over the last two decades, the public need to continue improving their recycling habits to ensure that Ireland continues to be a packaging recycling leader in Europe.